Doctor Ebenezer Lee

Male 1727 - 1811  (83 years)


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  • Name Doctor Ebenezer Lee  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Title Doctor 
    Born 29 Oct 1727  Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 9 May 1811  Burford, Brant, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Buried Oakland Cemetery Burford Gore, Brantford, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8220406644  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2012 

    Father Thomas Lee,   b. 16 Aug 1671, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1740, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Hubbard,   b. 7 Sep 1683, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1732/33, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married 1725 
    Family ID F7500745307  Group Sheet

    Family Abigail Bull,   b. 04 Aug 1727, Canaan, Litchfield County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1812, Burford, Brant, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1750  Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Notes 
    Married:

    • Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection) about Ebenezer Lee
      Name: Ebenezer Lee
      Marriage Date: 20 Jun 1750
      Marriage Location: Farmington
      Spouse: Abigal Bull
    Children 
     1. Moses Lee,   b. 04 Feb 1750, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mt Vernon, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Rinebias Lee,   b. Sep 1751, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1753, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 2 years)
     3. Elizabeth Lee,   b. 28 Nov 1755, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1756  (Age 0 years)
     4. Ebenezer Lee,   b. 7 Jan 1757, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1837, Granby, Oswego County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     5. Esther Lee,   b. 2 Apr 1759, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1781, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     6. William Hooker Lee,   b. 10 Feb 1761, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1829, Southwold, Elgin, Ontario Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     7. Elizabeth Lee,   b. 26 Jul 1762, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Nathaniel Lee,   b. 25 Dec 1763, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Westfield, Hampden County, Massachusets Find all individuals with events at this location
     9. Simeon Lee,   b. 13 Dec 1765, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1825, Mt Vernon, Stark County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
    Last Modified 4 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F7500745299  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Oct 1727 - Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Jun 1750 - Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 9 May 1811 - Burford, Brant, Ontario Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Oakland Cemetery Burford Gore, Brantford, Ontario Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Ebenezer Lee, Sr.
      Farmington Soldiers in the Colonial War
      An Historical Address Delivered at the Annual Meeting of The Village Library Company of Farmington, Connecticut
      September 8, 1897by Julius Gay
      Ladies and Gentlemen of the Village Library Company of Farmington:
      I propose this evening to give some account of Farmington soldiers in the wars preceding the Revolution, while the colony was still under the crown In so doing I shall consider the men of this village only, leaving out of sight the vastly, more numerous residents of the ancient town, which once extended from Simsbury on the north to Cheshire on the south, and from Wethersfield westward to what is now the town of Plymouth..........
      Ebenezer Lee and Gershom Orvis, in the company of Adonijah Fitch, were probably identical with Farmington men of that name. In May, 1746, twenty men were ordered as scouts to the county of Hampshire, Massachusetts, and forty more for a similar service “between the enemy’s borders and the borders of the British plantation.” By request of his Majesty’s government a new expedition against Canada was organized. In May the General Court ordered 600 men raised, and in June increased the number to 1,000 but the ships for their support were sent elsewhere and the colonies given over to destruction by the formidable French fleet under d’Anville, which proposed to wipe out every vestige of Englishmen and their hated religion from the western continent. Pestilence and the war of the elements came to their relief, and the New England divines thanked the Almighty for a repetition of the story of Sennacherib the Assyrian. The war ended with the treaty of Aix la Chapelle, April 30, 1748.......
      Josiah Lee of Farmington to be captain of one of the companies.???
      http://www.colonialancestors.com/cgi-bin/MasterPFP.cgi?doc=http://colonialancestors.com/ct/farmington.htm


      Lee Family Gathering Pg. 34
      Ebenezer, son of Thomas, was a doctor. During the War of the Revolution his sympathy was with the English Government, and about the close of the war he went to Canada and settled near Niagara, one or more sons going with him. He had sons, Moses, Riverius, Ebenezer, Jr., Nathaniel and Dr.William Hooker, who went to Canada with his father.
      Ebenezer, Jr., was an American soldier all during the war. His posterity are found in Rochester, Monroe Co., N. Y., (western NY) and around in Michigan and Missouri. There are in Ontario a large number of the descendants of Dr. William Hooker Lee, one of whom, Rev. C. Russell Lee, we are glad to welcome here to-day fromover the border. I have tried very earnestly and faithfully to find someof the descendants of Moses, Riverius, Nathaniel, but thus far have notbeen able to obtain the slightest trace. Nathaniel settled in Westfield, Mass., and our book says he lived and died there.

      Ebenezer, Sr. was a Loyalist during Revolution, moved to Burford Gore, Ontario, Canada.

      http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?gst=33&gsi=30047616&GL=ALLGS&GSFN=EBENEZER&GSLN=LEE&F13=&F122=&F132=&F123=&GSKW2=&GSPL=1%2CANY+LOCALITY&GSDR=0&PROX=0&SUBMIT=SEARCH

      Ebenezer studied medicine with Dr. Bull and was successful physician at Farmington, "--a man firm in his convictions of duty." When left an orphan at the age of 13, his elder brother, Joseph Lee was appointed his guardian, 12/10/1741 with Jared Lee as bondsman in 200 pounds. At the outbreak of the Revolutionary War, Dr. Lee remained firm in his loyalty to the crown, conscientiously believing that the colonies had no just cause for declaring themselves independent of the mother country, but declined to take any actions against his countrymen.
      After the war, Ebenezer moved to Canada. His son, William Hooker Leere moved with the family and from him are descended most of the CanadianLees of this branch. Ebenezer Jr. joined the Continental Army. Dr. Lee died suddenly from rheumatism with which he had long been afflicted on5/9/1811 at age 83. At the time of his death, he and his won, WilliamHooker Lee, were living on adjoining farms in a locality then known as Burford Gore about eight miles south from Brantford, Ontario. Abigaildied 1/11/1812, aged 84. Their graves may be seen in Oakland, a rural cemetery in the vicinity.


      214-- 15 DR. EBENEZER LEE,--his name is found on old records, as having served in the colonial army, in one campaign in the French war,--being the 19th soldier for that war.
      Supplement to John Lee and His Descendantshttp://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/1980/1980_24.html?Welcome=1007184096

      Lee Family Gathering
      [By Dr. F. R. Lee Strathey, of Harborne, England.]
      Ebenezer was born 1727, at Canaan, Conn., U. S.; married June 20, 1750, Abigail Bull, who was born at Canaan in 1728. Ebenezer was a neutral during the war of Independence, and, after it was over, came to Canada with his family. He died May 9, 1811, and his wife Abigail died January11, 1812, both at Burford Gore, Upper Canada. They had seven sons and onedaughter.
      The sons of Dr. Ebenezer Lee, as found in the memorandum of Seth Lee, M.A., are Moses, Riverius, Ebenezer, Wm. Hooker and Simeon. Presuming that they left posterity, we have knowledge only of the descendants o fEbenezer and Wm. Hooker, who went to Niagara with his father.
      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/1961/1961_107.html?Welcome=1007184225

      Lee Family Gathering [By Dr. F. R. Lee Strathey, of Harborne, England.]
      On referring to the Lee Book, page 90, No. 14, will be found the name of Dr. Ebenezer Lee. From him and his son, Dr. William Hooker Lee, are the Canadian Lees descended.
      When the war of Independence took place, Dr. Ebenezer Lee was a successful physician at Farmington, Connecticut, but, remaining loyal to England, he and his family were divided against each other; and not long after the independence of the United States was established, he and his son, William Hooker Lee, crossed over to Canada, and settled in BurfordGore. Dr. Ebenezer Lee was married to Abigail Bull, niece of the notedDr. Bull of Connecticut. They had many hardships to undergo in settlingin the new country, and at first they had only a small log house to livein, and boards not being readily obtainable, they had to be satisfied with hanging a blanket at the entrance to form a door.
      I have now in my possession a large metal mortar and pestle which belonged to him in those days, and I have often been told by their granddaughter, now an old lady 80 years of age, that at that time Mrs.Lee was obliged to pound corn in this very mortar, to make meal, so scarce were mills. They died within a year of each other, each reaching the ripe age of 84 years, and are buried at Burford Gore.
      Family tradition has always led us to believe that they were a branch of the Lees of Virginia, and it is only within the last two years that learned of the Lee Book having been published, and after procuring it, I was enabled to trace the Canadian family back to the original John Lee ofFarmington.
      I regret that I had not discovered the family sooner from which ourbranch became estranged, so that the Canadian pedigree which I have furnished you with, might have been inserted. However, I fervently hopethat the Lee gathering of 1884 will result in a new and revised edition of the Lee Book. Should such a work be taken in hand, I shall be only toopleased to give any information I can, that might be of interest.
      The Lees of Essex and Buckinghamshire are descended from the Lees of LeeHall, Cheshire, and are undoubtedly a very ancient family. The lord of the manor being thus described, "Sir Walter as Lee of ye Mannor of Lee,of Lee Hall those in ye Parish of Wibenbury in ye County Palatine ofChester ye 36 year of King Edward ye 3. Whose ancestors had been thereseated for ages." From this family were the Earls of Litchfielddescended; also the renowned Sir Henry Lee of Quarrenden, Knight of theGarter, so well known as the Queen's Knight in the reign of QueenElizabeth. In fact, for the past 400 years in Great Britain the Lees haveoccupied a prominent place in the social and political world. In thepresent Lee Book it states that Richard Lee, the founder of the Virginianfamily of that name, was a son of Launcelot Lee of Cotton, in the Countyof Shropshire. That is a mistake.(*) It also states that he is describedin his will as "late of Stratford Langton, County of Essex, England."This is correct; but he was the son of Sir Robert Lee, who married Lucy Pigott, and lived at Stratford Langton, Co. Essex, and belonged to thefamily of Lee of Quarrenden, Buckinghamshire. Since learning that John Lee, the emigrant, belonged to Colchester, in the County of Essex, ofwhich fact in my opinion there is no doubt, I have taken some interest totry and find out from which family he came. The name being met withchiefly in the counties of Cheshire, Shropshire, Buckinghamshire andEssex.
      Some time back, Sir Albert Woods, Garter King of Arms, sent me thepedigree of Jeffrey Lee of Loughton, in the County of Essex, Gentleman,and of Furinvalls, June, 1664, whose wife was Annah, daughter of John Leeof Colchester, in the County of Essex.
      It is possible, and I think quite probable, that this Annah and John Leeof Farmington were brother and sister. The entry is taken from theHerald's Visitation of Essex, made in the year 1664, and at that time our ancestor was just 44 years of age, so that there is nothing to contradictthis supposition as regards dates. For although this emigrant had then been in New England 20 or 25 years, may he not have had a sister remain behind him in Colchester, who afterwards married Jeffrey Lee of Loughton.However, whether this be true or not, I think it is something that may yet be of service to us, in tracing our family further back.
      I believe the Lees of Cheshire to be our original stock, and that John Lee, our ancestor's family, was an offshoot from one of the Essex branches descended from Cheshire.
      Wishing success to the Lee gathering of 1884, and with many thanks to you and Mrs. Lee for your kind invitation, and with kind regards, in which my wife joins. Believe me, yours sincerely, FREDERIC R. LEE STRATHY.http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/_glc_/1961/1961_65.html

      John Lee of Farmington, Hartford Co, Conn and His Descendants Pg. 125
      http://www.familytreemaker.com/_glc_/5265/5265_124.html
      Farmington, Canaan; Burford Gore, Ont. 3d Gen.
      DR. EBENEZER, son of Thomas 5, and Elizabeth (Hubbard) Lee, third wife of his father, born at Farmington Oct. 29, 1727, married June 20, 1750,Abigail Bull, niece and adopted dau. of Dr. Jonathan Bull of Hartford. She was the fourth generation from Capt. Thomas Bull, who came to New England in 1635, and soon after came to Hartford. His lot was in the south part of the town plot. Capt. Thomas 2, Martin 3, Abigail 4.

      He studied medicine with Dr. Bull, and was a successful physician at Farmington,--"a man firm in his convictions of duty."

      There is a prevalent opinion among some of his descendants that he was born at Canaan, but this is evidently an error. First, his parents neverlived at Canaan, but lived and died at Farmington. Second, when left anorphan at the age of 13, his elder brother Joseph, was appointed hisguardian, "Dec. 10, 1741," with Jared as bondsman in œ200, and alldescribed as of Farmington, in the probate records, to be seen inHartford. Third, two infants of his, which died in 1753 and 1756, wereburied in Farmington. Fourth, land records describe him, in various transactions, as of Farmington as late as April 12, 1772, and localhistories mention him as a successful physician, as late as 1777. Fifth,Canaan was not settled till 1754, the first white man there being Isaac Lawrence. Sixth, his name first appears on the Canaan land records in1777. He sold his homestead in 1781, and moved away.

      At the outbreak of the Revolutionary war, Dr. Lee remained firm in his loyalty to the crown, conscientiously believing that the colonies had no just cause for declaring themselves independent of the mother country, but declined to take any action against his countrymen.

      After the close of the war, he removed to Canada. His son, William Hooker, removed with the family, and from him are descended most of theCanadian Lees of this branch. Ebenezer, Jr., joined the Continental Army. Dr. Lee died suddenly from rheumatism, with which he had long beenafflicted, May 9, 1811, aged 84. At the time of his death he and his son, William Hooker, were living on adjoining farms, in a locality then knownas Burford Gore, about eight miles south from Brantford, Ontario. His wife died January 11, 1812, aged 84. Their graves may be seen in Oakland, a rural cemetery in the vicinity, indicated by "two twin oaks," (1896). Children:
      I. RINEBIAS, born Sept. 1751; d. Dec. 7, 1753.
      II. MOSES, " Feb. 4, 1753. Great efforts have been made to tracehis posterity. It is found by public records that he paid taxes on realestate in Knox Co., Ohio, in 1823, or previous, but no further record has been found. Supposed to have settled at Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
      III. RIVERIUS, " April 9, 1754. Tradition says he moved to Ohio, anddied childless.
      IV. ELIZABETH, " May 28, 1755; d. Sept. 30, 1756. Her headstone, withthat of Rinebias, may be seen on the family burial lot in Farmington.
      V. EBENEZER, " Jan. 7, 1757.*
      VI. ESTHER, " April 2, 1759; d. June 21, 1781.
      VII. WILLIAM HOOKER, born Feb. 10, 1761.*
      VIII. ELIZABETH, born July 26, 1762; m. Captain John W. Clark and livedat Litchfield. A daughter m. Joseph Burton.
      IX. SIMEON, " Dec. 13, 1765.*
      ------------------------------

      LEE, Thomas George, of New Haven, Connecticut; lecturer on histology, etc., Yale University; born at Jacksonville, New York. Great-grandson of Ebenezer LEE, Jr., (1757- ), who entered the army at the age of eighteen or nineteen and served for seven years, attaining the rank of Sergeant. He was wounded at Bunker Hill, and was with the army on the Hudson, on Long Island, and in New Jersey.http://boards.ancestry.com/mbexec/message/an/topics.Military.amerrev.cn/1.9

    • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 about Doctor Ebenezer Lee
      Name: Doctor Ebenezer Lee
      SAR Membership: 45936
      Birth Date: 29 Oct 1727
      Birth Place: Farmington, Connecticut
      Death Date: 9 May 1811
      Father: Thomas Lee
      Mother: Elizabeth Hubbard
      Spouse: Abagail Bull
      Children: Simeon Lee

  • Sources 
    1. [S3133899783] Supplement to John Lee and His Descendants, Leonard Lee, Pg. 24.
      Lee, Leonard. Supplement to John Lee and His Descendants. Record-Republican Print.Connecticut. 1900. Author: Leonard Lee
      Call Number: CS71.L48. Genealogylibrary.com



    2. [S3133897992] Lee Family Gathering, Author: no author, (Call Number: CS71.L48), 34.

    3. [S3133897794] John Lee of Farmington, Hartford Co, Conn and His Descendants, Sarah Marsh Lee, of Norwich, CT, (Republican Record Book Print, 1878, 1st Ed.), 124-125.
      http://www.familytreemaker.com/_glc_/5265/5265_124.html

    4. [S3133896627] Family Genealogy - Lee, Jessie Hutchison.

    5. [S3133899238] Relations of Zipporah A.B. Cardozo, Jonathan Cardozo ftm@cardozo.org, 22.

    6. [S3133896967] Genealogies of Connecticut Families, Vol. II, Genealogy of the Descendants of John Lee, 412.

    7. [S3133898016] Lee Family Genealogy, Sarah Marsh Lee, (Lee Association, Norwich CT 1878, Second Ed.).

    8. [S3133894752] Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots.
      Abstract of Graves of Revolutionary Patriots, Vol.3, p. —Serial: 9200; Volume: 3

    9. [S3133895002] Ancestry Home Page.
      http://data.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=gedfam&ti=0&f0=669&f1=1706

    10. [S3133895739] Connecticut, 1635-1860 Marriage Index, Roll number: 1315116 items 3 and 4.


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